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Trump Cancels Chicago Rally After Protests Erupt

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 8:00am

Donald Trump cancelled a campaign rally in Chicago last night after his supporters clashed with protesters inside an arena where thousands were gathered.

The Complicated Battle for Florida: Who Really Has Home-Court Advantage?

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:59am

Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential ambitions come down to a win in his home state of Florida. But his rival Donald Trump began creating a Florida operation months ago.

FACT CHECK: Republican Candidates On Keeping Or Changing Social Security

Sat, 03/12/2016 - 4:00am

The candidates say they want to leave Social Security as it is for people who are already retired, or soon will be. But Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have proposed changes for younger workers.

#MemeOfTheWeek: Comparing Donald Trump To Hitler

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 9:58pm

It seems the entire Internet is doing it now. But Trump isn't the first politician to be compared to the Nazi, and he probably won't be the last.

Chaos At Chicago Trump Rally Feeds Concerns About His Rhetoric

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 9:26pm

Scuffles between Trump backers and protesters in the arena led to the cancellation of the event, and followed episodes of tension and violence this week in Missouri, Florida and North Carolina.

Donald Trump Rally In Chicago Canceled Amid Widespread Protests

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:30pm

"Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace," the Trump campaign said in a statement after dozens of protesters clashed with supporters into

Donald Trump Cancels Rally In Chicago As Protests Erupt

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 7:11pm

A Donald Trump campaign rally at the University of Illinois in Chicago was postponed Friday night after protesters clashed inside and outside the event.

Clinton's Comments On Nancy Reagan And HIV/AIDS Cause An Uproar

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:22pm

Hillary Clinton apologized after she called the late Nancy Reagan a "very effective, low-key" advocate on HIV/AIDS awareness, when in fact she and her husband were criticized for not doing enough.

Here's What You Need To Know About The March 15 'Mega Tuesday' Contests

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 6:08pm

The primaries and caucuses in big, important states hold more than 1,000 delegates and could essentially determine the nominees of both parties.

Politics Podcast: There's Another Super Tuesday?

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 5:03pm

The NPR Politics team is back to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as what to expect from March 15, when over a thousand delegates are at stake.

Politicians And Hollywood Stars Gather For Nancy Reagan Funeral

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan was buried Friday next to her husband at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

Marco Rubio Stakes Presidential Ambitions In Home State Of Florida

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has staked his presidential ambitions on a win in his home state of Florida. His rivals Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are working just as hard to make sure that Rubio's uphill battle there will be even harder.

Week In Politics: Presidential Primaries, Canadian Prime Minister Visits U.S.

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro discusses the politics of the week with New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Washington Post columnist and Brookings Institution fellow E.J. Dionne. They discuss the presidential primaries and President Obama's meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

New Electoral Maps Throw North Carolina's Congressional Primary Into Chaos

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:29pm

North Carolina's congressional primaries are in chaos after a panel of federal judges threw out the state's electoral maps.

Donald Trump Plays Defense Over Handling Of Violence At Campaign Events

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:12pm

Donald Trump's campaign is defending itself from accusations that it is stoking violence at campaign events.

Rubio Campaign: Vote For Kasich In Ohio To Stop Trump

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 1:00pm

"If you are a Republican primary voter in Ohio and you want to defeat Donald Trump, your best chance in Ohio is John Kasich," Rubio spokesman Alex Conant said on Friday.

What We Know: Breitbart Reporter And Alleged Assault At A Trump Event

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:20am

Michelle Fields of conservative site Breitbart alleged that she was assaulted at a Trump event by someone who was ID'd as Trump's campaign manager.

Millions Of Voters Are Sending A Message: Our Economic Framework Is Rotten

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:44am

The Washington consensus on economic policy hasn't changed for decades: Economists and most political leaders say growth is tied to trade, immigration and technology. But now many workers disagree.

GOP Presidential Contenders Stay Classy With Major Shift In Debate Tone And Pitch

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:58am

In last night's face-off, Marco Rubio and John Kasich each delivered a solid reprise of his strongest debate moments to date — as if to say if this were his last outing, it would show him at his best.

Without A Florida Primary Win, Rubio May Be At The End Of The Line

Fri, 03/11/2016 - 4:11am

John Stipanovich, a longtime GOP strategist and lobbyist in Florida, tells David Greene that he is going to stick with Sen. Marco Rubio — if only because Rubio is an alternative to Donald Trump.

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